SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH
Why is this important?
- Small businesses employ nearly 60 percent of the nation's workforce
- A healthy small business community encourages innovation, attracts young professionals, and leads to more active neighborhoods.
What are we doing to support small business?
The Indy Chamber is home to a comprehensive small business resource center with services from Business Ownership Initiative, Central Indiana Women's Business Center, and the Central Indiana Small Business Development Center.
These resources collectively offer:
- Free one-on-one business coaching
- Loan prep consultation
- Microloan fund
- Small business workshops
- Export plan assistance
- Regulatory and permitting assistance (Indianapolis)
In early 2015, the Indy Chamber, in conjunction with the City of Indianapolis will launch a one stop shop online resource for business owners to navigate the business launch, support, and permitting processes.